Friday 25 February 2011

What's in the biscuit tin

I have had a couple of sweet e-mails asking if everything is all right with me since I haven't been keeping my blog updated lately. Thank you girls for caring, and I'm happy to say everything is absolutely fine! I have been busy sewing on my secret project, and I sooo wish I could share with everyone, but for now I have a muzzle on ;o) But just so you don't think I'm slacking off, here's a small sneak peek of what's in the biscuit tin

Wishing all my blogging friends a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday 18 February 2011

Lots of not doing too much

Oh my.... it's been over a month since my last post??? Time sure does fly! And I don't really have much to show. I have been working a little on my secret project (I have talked about this before, sorry not to be able to show!), I have finished cutting up my jelly roll for Mon Ami - the lePetite project for January

I only pieced 13 of the 48 blocks so far - I want to use up the JR so there will be more blocks than there are in the original quilt. Since this is very much a project in slow work, I haven't even gotten around to thinking about the project for February... really not sure I'm going to do that one.

Know I'm probably the slowest hand quilter in the world. I still can't believe I got talked into quilting this by hand:

Remember it? It is a swap block quilt from 2007. I was good for a while and quilted about one thread a day for a few months, but once I had quilted about 2/3 of the blocks I put it in the cupboard because I had to focus on other stuff, and it was stuck there till last December when I brought it with me for Christmas holiday. I have set a goal of keeping this on the sofa till it's finished!

Progress has been made over the last few weeks. I still have five and a half setting triangles and one corner left to quilt, then I can go hunting for the perfect binding - woohoo! :o)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida